Error reading pen drive
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Fri Aug 20 14:18:18 UTC 2010
On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> Looking at the tail end of dmesg moments after you've inserted a drive
> is an easy way to see where the system finds it. And you don't need to
> be the root user to read that info.
Yeah I got it very easily.
> With fdisk, you have to be familiar with all your drives on the system,
> so you can tell apart the newly inserted one from the others. That's
> probably not too hard to do with a single USB flash drive, but gets
> complex with multiple drives.
>> ii) After that, I have to unmount it, using the command "umount
>> /dev/sdb" so that it could be formatted.
> Is that a question?
In fact it was a statement I was confused at and was confirming that I
have to do it because it is a must to unmount the pen-drive before
formatting, but I only didn't put a question mark at the end.
> vfat if you want to easily use the device on different computer systems,
> including different Linux systems where your (numerical) user ID isn't
> always the same on each system.
> ext3 if you want to keep the different permissions and ownerships per
> user, only intend to use it on Linux systems, or Windows systems where
> you've installed extra drivers to handle ext3.
Now really, I know the basic difference. So I must use "vfat".
>> iv) I guess it would be correct:
>> $ umount /dev/USBPARTITIONNAME
>> $ /sbin/mkdosfs -F 32 -n usbdisk /dev/USBPARTITIONNAME
>> Where, USBPARTITIONNAME is what I would be getting from query i)
> Looks right. But don't take my word for it, read: man mkdosfs
Sure, but I got these links from the page:
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